Pilots soar over
FORT JENNINGS — Ayersville paid a visit to The Fort inside Fort Jennings High School Tuesday night and used a 19-4 spread in the third period to down the Lady Musketeers 54-26 in non-league girls basketball action.
Megan Schubert led the Lady Pilots (10-7) with 15, while Emily Cramer added 12 and Brittany Addington 11.
For the Lady Musketeers (7-12), seniors Macy Schroeder and Gabbi German netted six each.
Fort Jennings visits Lincolnview Monday.
Sabrina Bailey 0-0-2-2, Emily Cramer 4-1-1-12, Molly Hammersmith 4-0-0-8, Megan Schubert 7-0-1-15, Taylor Church 1-0-0-2, Brittany Addington 3-1-2-11, Ally Moore 1-0-0-2, Nikki Schroeder 0-0-2-2. Totals 20/27-2/3-8/19-54.
FORT JENNINGS (26)
Jenna Calvelage 2-0-0-4, Macy Schroeder 1-1-1-6, Hannah Clay 1-0-0-2, Ashley Gable 0-0-1-1, Gabbi German 2-0-2-6, Erin Osting 2-0-1-5, Erin Kehres 0-0-2-2. Totals 8/32-1/17-7/17-26.
Score by Quarters:
Ayersville 8 11 19 16 - 54
Ft. Jennings 2 10 4 10 - 26
Three-point goals: Ayersville, Cramer, Addington; Fort Jennings, Schroeder.
Rebounds: Ayersville 19, Fort Jennings 15.
Turnovers: Ayersville 25, Fort Jennings 16.
JV score: 42-41 (Fort Jennings).
Grove wins 2
SPENCERVILLE — The Columbus Grove wrestlers downed host Spencerville 42-36 and Lincolnview 60-18 in a Northwest Conference quad Tuesday night at Spencerville.
Spencerville downed Bluffton 42-27, while Lincolnview also beat Bluffton.
Spencerville is in today’s regional semifinals of the OHSAA State Team Dual Tournament at Coldwater.
All four teams are in the NWC meet Saturday morning (10 a.m.) at LCC.
Columbus Grove 42, Spencerville 36
106: Double void.
113: Tregg Keysor (C) pinned Ashley King, :23.
120: Garrett Hauenstein (C), void.
126: Eli Schroeder (C), void.
132: Trevor Bockey (S) pinned Isaac Siefker, :46.
138: Cory Binkley (S) pinned Christian Stechschulte, 1:32.
145: Cole Bellows (S) pinned Tyler Schroeder, 3:46.
152: Andrew Burgei (C) pinned Zach Brown, :43.
160: C.J. Shartzer (C) pinned Kyle Sawmiller, 3:54.
170: Alex Burgei (C), void.
182: Will Selhorst (C) pinned Wyatt Krouskop, 3:35.
195: Lucas Shumate (S) pinned Adam Johnson, 2:43.
220: Lucas Krouskop (S) pinned Eli Wiswasser, :32.
285: Jacob Bellows (S) pinned Alex Shaffer, 1:43.
Columbus Grove 60, Lincolnview 18
106: Tregg Keysor (C) pinned Alex Rodriguez, 1:14.
113: Jacquobe Markward (L), void.
120: Garrett Hauenstein (C) pinned Autumn Proctor, 1:43.
126: Eli Schroeder (C), void.
132: Jacob Gibson (L) dec. Isaac Siefker 8-5 (OT).
138: Christian Stechschulte (C) pinned Josh McKenzie, 3:38.
145: Tyler Schroeder (C), void. 152: Andrew Burgei (C), void.
160: C.J. Shartzer (C), void.
170: Doug Hicks (L) pinned Alex Burgei, 4:34.
182: Brandon Benroth (C), void.
195: Adam Johnson (C), void.
220: Eli Wiswasser (C), void.
285: Braxton Matthews (L) dec. Alex Shaffer 7-4.
LadyCats roll past Bearcats
KALIDA — Kalida’s girls basketball team opened up an 11-point halftime spread with a 19-8 second period and rolled up a 61-38 triumph at The Wildcat Den.
Leading the LadyCats (10-6), Jackie Gardner dropped in 14 points.
For the Lady Bearcats (2-15), Schylar Miller led with 16.
Spencerville visits Jefferson Thursday; Kalida heads to Pandora-Gilboa 1 p.m. Saturday.
Schylar Miller 5-2-0-16, Jacey Grigsby 4-0-0-8, Abby Freewalt 2-0-1-5, Alyssa Mulholland 0-1-1-4, Karri Purdy 0-1-0-3, Caitlyn Propst 1-0-0-2, Megan Miller 0-0-0-0, Katie Merriman 0-0-0-0, Tori Hardesty 0-0-0-0, Emilee Meyer 0-0-0-0. Totals 12/32-4/16-2/6-38.
Jackie Gardner 5-0-4-14, Nicole Recker 2-0-0-4, Summer Holtkamp 2-0-0-4, Nicole Reindel 0-0-0-0, Kiersten Recker 0-1-0-3, Kylie Siebeneck 0-0-1-1, Amy Smith 3-0-1-7, Elizabeth Turnwald 3-0-1-7, Kristi Honigfort 0-2-0-6, Kennedy Hoffman 0-0-0-0, Makenna Vorst 1-0-0-2, Kylie Osterhage 2-0-0-4, Brittany Kahle 1-1-2-7, Katelyn Siebeneck 0-0-2-2. Totals 19/41-4/14-11/17-61.
Score by Quarters:
Spencerville 10 8 10 10 - 38
Kalida 10 19 16 16 - 61
Rebounds: Spencerville 25 (10 offensive), Kalida 36 (14 offensive).
Turnovers: Spencerville 25, Kalida 22.
JV score: Kalida 27-19 (1 half)
fall in tuneup
By BRIAN BASSETT
VAN WERT - The Van Wert Cougar wrestling team hosted the Shawnee Indians at the Cougars’ Den Tuesday evening, in the final tuneup before the Western Buckeye League championships Saturday.
The Cougars fell to the visiting Indians 46-33 but took voids in the 106, 113, 120 and 170-pound weight classes.
“If you look at it a little bit closer, out of the 10 matches we contested, we won six. If we don’t give up those 18 points in forfeits, it’s a ballgame; we would have ended up coming close to winning, if not winning,” said Van Wert coach Ben Collins.
Along with the three voids at the bottom, Andy Hammond (126), Jacob Crisenbery (132), Quinton Rutkowski (138) and Ryan Stoller (145) each fell. From the 152-pound class and up, however, the Cougars went 6-1 with the void at 170.
“The kids wrestled well. We knew we didn’t match up really well down low - we had freshman on their seniors. They didn’t match up well with us at the top; that evened things out,” continued Collins.
Senior Jordan Daniels moved from the 170-pound spot to 182 and recorded a pin.
“We pulled a move there at 170 and 182 to get us six more points. Technically, we gave up 24 points to them (in forfeits),” Collins explained.
The highlight of the night was the four Cougar seniors each pinning their opponents.
“The four seniors: Daniel Thompson (152), Jordan Daniels, Colten Royer (160) and Terrin Contreras (285), all won by fall. So we got 24 of our 33 points there. Royer was up 6-0 and pinned his kid. Daniels was up 15-0 and pinned his kid. Terrin got a quick takedown and a fall.
So, they came out ready to wrestle and did a great job,” explained Collins.
Thompson fell behind 8-2 in his match before reversing his opponent and pinning him.
Gabe Hill picked up a win for Van Wert in the 195-pound class and Zack Thomas won the 220-pound weight class bout.
Now the Cougar focus shifts to Saturday.
“Right now we’re sitting in the middle somewhere. We’re 4-5 in (WBL) dual meets. If you look at three of them, it came down to those forfeit points. If we could turn it around and flip it, then we’re in the running for a league title,” Collins said. “Individually, I think we’ve got a good shot to place in the middle, maybe in the upper half. Not having a full lineup is going to hurt us again because it is a small tournament. There will be kids there who are picking up points who probably wouldn’t if it was a full tournament.”
Contreras won the 285-pound WBL championship last season and will be the early favorite again. The season has been a milestone one for Contreras, who picked up his 100th win last week and the falls record earlier this season.
“He got the 100 wins and he’s got a bunch of pins,” added Collins. “He’s well over 100 wins now and he’s in the mid-80s with pins, which is kind of impressive because for his sophomore and junior year, he split a lot of time in dual meets with Jimmy Hardman, so he didn’t get as many matches as he could have. He’s in a position now where he could get the single season falls record.”
Royer is nearing the 100-win mark as well and Collins explained that having a tournament cancelled in Celina last weekend hurt him in pursuit of the milestone.
Though the other two seniors aren’t as decorated, Collins and the Cougars expects much from them, starting this weekend in Elida.
Lady Knights shoot
By NICK JOHNSON
CONVOY - The Crestview Lady Knights welcomed the Antwerp Lady Archers to Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Tuesday night for high school girls basketball action. The Lady Knights pulled out the victory by a score 49-36.
With the game tied at six early in the first period, Terra Crowle nailed a 3-pointer to give Crestview a 9-6 lead. The Archers and Knights traded two points at the end of the first stanza with a basket from Antwerp’s Annie Miesle and two foul shots from Lindsey Motycka. Crestview had an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Knights built on their advantage to start the second quarter as Crowle made another 3-pointer and Emily Bauer got two layups to give Crestview a 21-11 lead.
Antwerp got two got foul shots from Alexis Jones but the Lady Knights countered with another layup from Bauer to keep the advantage at 10 and send the score into the intermission with the Lady Knights leading 23-13.
The Lady Archers got two 3-pointers to start the second half, one from Jones and the other one from Avrial Sawyer. After two more made foul shots from Jones, the Lady Knight lead was cut to 28-21. Crestview got two got foul shots from Bauer and a layup from Mariah Henry to push its advantage up to 32-21.
Sawyer sank another 3-pointer before the end of the third quarter but unfortunately for Antwerp, Crowle got fouled and knocked down both foul shots to make the score going into the final period 34-24, Lady Knights.
Crestview started the fourth stanza with a 6-0 run, including four points from Bauer and two from Motycka. The Lady Archers called a timeout with 6:14 left; out of the break, Cheyenne Miller-Sweet made a basket to cut the deficit to 40-26. After the hoop, Crestview went on a 9-2 run to push the advantage up to 49-28. The Lady Knights got four points from Motycka and two from Henry. Antwerp finished the game on an 8-0 run, getting four points from Kaiya Jemison and four points from Jones, but it was not enough.
Jones led all scorers on the night with 17 points. The Lady Knights had two girls in double figures: Bauer had 15 points and Motycka added in 12.
“Well, I thought we got off to a slow start; I don’t think we played with the intensity that we need to. No matter who you are playing, you’ve got to come out and play your game and play hard,” said Crestview coach Greg Rickard. “I thought we didn’t play with a sense of urgency or very intensely in the first half. Offensive, we were able to score a few points in the second half and defensively, that’s something that we need to continue to grow at the defensive end.”
The Lady Knights improve their overall record to 16-1 on the year. The Lady Archers drop to 3-14 on the season.
“Overall, I thought we did a pretty decent job. We missed a few boxouts and then we had a killer of about a 4- or 5-minute stretch in the third quarter where we just kept turning the ball over, which has been biting us all year,” said Antwerp coach Kevin Taylor. “It is something that has been bothering us all year and we are kind of thin on players and it takes a toll on us. Overall, I thought the girls battled hard and, hey, Crestview is a pretty good team.”
Antwerp (FG, FT, 3PT)
Alexis Jones 4-6 6-6 1-6 17, Cheyenne Miller-Sweet 2-2 0-0 0-0 4, Avrial Sawyer 0-0 0-0 2-5 6, Avery Braaten 0-1 0-4 0-0 0, Annie Miesle 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Kaiya Jemison 2-5 3-4 0-0 7, Totals: 9-16, 9-14, 3-11, 36.
Crestview (FG, FT, 3PT)
Terra Crowle 0-0 2-2 2-7 8, Kennis Mercer 1-2 0-0 0-3 2, Mackenzie Riggenbach 1-2 0-0 2-6 8, Mariah Henry 2-4 0-1 0-0 4, Emily Bauer 6-9 3-3 0-0 15, Lindsey Motycka 4-9 4-4 0-2 12, Brady Guest 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Totals: 14-27, 9-10, 4-8, 49.